Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Angel Ochoa Appointed Chief Instructor-Rice University Karat Club

Master Sean Kim, Sabeomnim Angel Ochoa, and Grandmaster Kim Soo
Angel Ochoa Appointed Chief Instructor of Rice University Karate Club
Houston, TX, USA

4th Degree Black Belt, Angel Ochoa was given his chief 
instructor citation by Grandmaster Kim Soo to head up the Rice University Chayon-Ryu club, which Grandmaster Kim Soo established in 1968. Rice Karate Club is the oldest University Martial arts club run by one system in the world. 

1968 Rice Karate Club Group Photo.

Mr. Ochoa is a dedicated and hardworking member of the Chayon-Ryu System. His siblings and he have been training for many years together under the direction of Grandmaster Kim Soo, and now Mr. Ochoa will be head instructor at the Rice club, Inside Chayon-Ryu congratulates you!

Chayon-Ryu Black Belt Promotions, Spring and Summer 2016

291st rank exam group photo
Black Belt Promotions

Congratulations to all the Black Belts who were promoted at the February, April, June and August promotional contests, held at the International Chayon-Ryu World Headquarters in Houston, TX.
Paula Wedegartner receives 2nd Dan certificate from
Grandmaster Kim Soo
292nd rank exam group photo

Test & Date
PromotedName & School
292nd Aug 20163rd DanTom Schamp (Arlington Chayon-Ryu)
291st Jun 20163rd DanJarrod Lanning (North Carolina Chayon-Ryu)
 3rd DanScott Perry (Rosenberg Chayon-Ryu)
 2nd DanJarod Pitcher (Wimberley Chayon-Ryu)
 1st DanDevin N. Mendez (Rosenberg Chayon-Ryu)
 1st DanChase Moye (World HQ)
 1st DanJacob Harrison (North Carolina Chayon-Ryu)
290th Apr 20162nd DanAhnan Naseem (Kingwood)
289th Feb 20162nd DanKasowski, Keith (Downtown)
 2nd DanPaula Wedegartner (Rosenberg Chayon-Ryu)

Hong Sangyong, Korea Taekwondo Times and executives of Korea Taekwondo Promotion Foundation visit Int. Chayon-Ryu

A Visit from Korea TKD Times and Korea TKDPF 

Korea Taekwondo Times Magazine Execs, and Korea Taekwondo Promotion Foundation pay a call on Grandmaster Kim Soo at the Chayon-Ryu International Headquarters in Houston, TX on July 20th, 2016.

Grandmaster was interviewed by the gentleman who sought his vast knowledge of martial arts fundamental principles, and history. Grandmaster held a class to be observed by the guests, gave special demonstrations, and was presented with a commemorative dish. 
Demonstration of martial arts basic principles.

Group photo of Grandmaster, students and Guests.
Grandmaster and Master Sean Kim Demonstrate "Jang Kwon" two man Chu'an Fa form, which is a legacy of Chayon-Ryu.

Grandmaster is presented with a commemorative dish.

The commemorative dish from the Taekwondo Promotion Federation of Korea

RIP Kyosanim "Tony" Zarate, Police Officer and Chayon-Ryu Black Belt

RIP Kyosanim "Tony" Zarate, Police Officer and Chayon-Ryu Black Belt  posted by Kyosanim, M. Nichols, Houston, TX, USA

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Officer Marco Anthony "Tony" Zarate, a black belt member of Chayon-Ryu and Bellaire Police Officer.

Mr. Zarate was killed in the line of duty while in pursuit of robbery suspects July 13th.
Tony was an outstanding police officer, a seven year veteran of the Bellaire police department; family man, and devoted black belt in our system.He leaves behind his lovely wife and three beautiful daughters. All of Chayon-Ryu mourns his passing.

Condolence cards can be signed at the World Headquarters, and a fund was collected from members to help his family in their time of grief.

Grandmaster Kim Soo dedicated the annual beach training to his memory, July 16th, 2016.

Grandmaster Kim Soo and other Chayon-Ryu Members
attended his memorial service.
Funeral escort for Officer Marco Zarate